Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 100316
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
116 PM CHST SAT DEC 10 2016

WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 25N FROM 130E TO 180.

A STATIONARY FRONT STRETCHES SOUTHWESTWARD FROM NORTHEAST OF
MINAMI TORI SHIMA THROUGH 25N156E PASSING SOUTH OF IWO TO ISLAND
AT 22N142E TO BEYOND 130E AT 19N. EXTENSIVE CLOUDINESS AND
WIDESPREAD RAIN IS FOUND ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF THIS BOUNDARY TO
BEYOND 25N.

TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCES ARE TRIGGERING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS NORTH OF CHUUK BETWEEN 8N AND 12N FROM 146E TO
155E...AND ALSO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM SOUTHWEST OF WAKE
ISLAND TO SOUTHEAST OF WAKE WITHIN 105 MILES OF A LINE FROM
15N156E TO 15N166E TO 17N175E.

A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS SOUTHEASTWARD FROM THE CENTRAL PHILIPPINES
ACROSS 10N130E TO A WEAK CIRCULATION CENTERED SOUTHEAST OF YAP
NEAR 5N142E. IT THEN TURNS EASTWARD TO ANOTHER WEAK CIRCULATION
CENTERED SOUTH OF KOSRAE NEAR 3N165E...AND FINALLY TURNS
NORTHEASTWARD TO END OVER THE MARSHALL ISLANDS AT 8N170E. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE OCCURRING NEAR THESE
FEATURES NORTHWEST OF KOROR...WEST OF A LINE FROM 11N133E TO
18N133E AND NEAR KOROR BUT SOUTH OF YAP WITHIN 85 MILES OF A LINE
FROM 10N135E TO 3N139E TO 3N144E. SIMILAR CONDITIONS ARE ALSO SEEN
SOUTH OF CHUUK AND POHNPEI BUT OVER KOSRAE AND THE MARSHALL
ISLANDS WITHIN 130 MILES OF A LINE FROM 1N150E TO 8N172E TO 6N180.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRESENT SOUTHEAST OF YAP WITHIN 70
MILES OF A LINE FROM 9N141E TO 2N149E.

$$

CHAN


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